Focal fibrocartilaginous dysplasia: Curettage as an alternative to conservative management or more radical surgery

G. Khanna, M. Sundaram, G. Y. El-Khoury, K. Merkel

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Abstract

We describe two cases of focal fibrocartilaginous dysplasia, one treated conservatively while the other underwent curettage of the lesion. Resolution of tibia vara and healing of the focal fibrocartilaginous dysplasia was noted at 6 months in the patient who underwent curettage while the conservatively managed patient required 8 years of follow-up. Of the 17 cases of conservatively followed tibial focal fibrocartilaginous dysplasia described in the literature, 11 showed complete recovery after a median interval of 57 months. We believe that curettage may result in rapid healing by removing the persistent mesenchymal anlage which can interfere with the normal growth of the tibia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)418-421
Number of pages4
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Volume30
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 6 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Curettage
  • Focal fibrocartilaginous dysplasia
  • MR imaging
  • Radiography
  • Tibia vara

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